MON CINEMA: Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then They Were None” (1974)

And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians) is a 1974 film version Shot Entirely in Iran at such locations as Shah Abbas Hotel in Isfahan, The Bam Citadel and Persepolis in Shiraz. Starring a Prestigious Cast: Oliver Reed, Charles Aznavour to name a few.

And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians) (1974) Directed by Peter Collinson Starring Charles Aznavour, Richard Attenborough, Elke Sommer, Oliver Reed, Herbert Lom, Stéphane Audran 

Official Trailer  (With Orson Wellesvoice) :


The plot remains essentially the same as the novel during the first part, though some of the characterizations are based more closely on the script of the 1965 film. However, the ending is completely different. Another departure from Christie’s text is that this time the action takes place not on a deserted island, but in a hotel deep within the Iranian desert.

A group of 10 people, strangers to one another, have all traveled to a hotel located deep in the deserts of Iran. Upon arrival they discover that their host is mysteriously absent. Though some find this odd, they decide to make the best of the situation and settle into the isolated-but-luxurious hotel. But soon they are accused by a tape recording of having committed various crimes in the past which went unpunished by the law. Then one victim dies of poisoning. Suicide? Maybe, maybe not. When someone else is found strangled to death, the remaining guests deduce that their unseen “host” is determined to murder them one at a time for their past misdeeds. And since a search of the hotel proves that there is no one hiding among them, they realize that the murderer is, in fact, one of their own.

And Then There Were None was led by a cast, including


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Recommended Reading:

DARK EMERALD: Agatha Christie in Shiraz By Cyrus KADIVAR

ORSON’s LAST SIGH: Orson Welles’ journey from Xanadu to Persepolis By Darius KADIVAR


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